Dana’s Healthy Breakfast Burritos

by Dana S on April 17, 2012

Healthy Breakfast Burritos | 5DollarDinners.com

As a registered dietitian, I am always trying to get as many servings of vegetables into my family as possible. One easy way to sneak in an extra serving of veggies is with these vegetable filled breakfast burritos. These burritos are freezer friendly and make for a quick breakfast on the go.

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Healthy Breakfast Burrito

Yield – 8 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 small tortillas ($0.40)
  • 8 large eggs ($0.80)
  • 1/2 cup milk ($0.05)
  • 2 tsp butter ($0.05)
  • 1 small onion, diced ($0.30)
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced ($0.50)
  • 1 small red pepper, diced ($0.50)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar with chipotle peppers. Yum!) ($0.35)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • Dash of hot sauce (optional)

 

Directions

  • Melt butter large pan and add diced vegetables. Saute over medium heat until are soft. Meanwhile,  in medium bowl, whisk eggs with milk. Add salt, pepper and hot sauce to egg mixture.
  • Once vegetables are soft, pour in egg mixture into pain. Cook on low heat until eggs are no longer runny. Stir occasionally.
  • Turn off heat. Sprinkle cheese over eggs and let melt.
  • Using slotted spoon, put egg mixture into tortillas. Wrap with paper towel and foil and freeze.
  • Reheating instructions: unwrap foil. Microwave for one minute until warm.

Cost $2.95 for 8 burritos!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda April 17, 2012 at 8:05 pm

This is very similar to a recipe I used to use before we had to go gluten free. I would bake the egg mixture in a casserole dish, then when cooled, cut into equal sized rectangles. It worked well for portion control as well as making the whole process much easier!

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Dana April 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Amanda- Can you still make the recipe (minus the tortillas)?

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karen hiebert April 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I bet if you used the egg beaters with the burrito reciepe it would be a snap! (the southwestern kind)

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Dana April 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Karen- I love the Southwestern Eggbeaters!

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Michelle April 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm

“I used cheddar with chipotle peppers”. Are you saying this is how you buy the cheese or you add chipotle peppers?

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Dana April 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Michelle- The cheddar had chipotle peppers actually in the cheese. I got the cheese at Target.

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karen hiebert May 27, 2012 at 9:27 pm

actually if you wish to be really healthy, egg beaters has a southwestern and garden flavor that will do the trick. yum!

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Sharon Hartwig May 29, 2012 at 1:22 am

I also throw in some Jimmy Dean turkey sausage crumbles, and package them individually in the reynolds wrappers from the dollar store. They make mornings so much easier around here!

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